Friday, September 4, 2015

100 different Mascaras tried on One eye!

See what happens when one woman tests 100 Mascaras on ONE eye. View it 100 times with 100 different mascaras! I thought this pretty amazing to see back to back and get a good comparison of all the mascaras out there. It beats watching beauty guru after beauty guru  trying on different mascaras on Youtube. I think I might be rethinking my mascara choices, I don't know about you! See her try on everything from high end to drugstore. You have to see this! Thank you for providing such an extensive test, Cosmopolitan!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wow me Wednesday! My newest addiction -

This makes for an awesome Wow me Wednesday! 

Oh my. I've just found my newest addiction - Be careful with this place. Really cute and very cheap things (even the s/h is super cheap) and from what I see and hear, VERY nice quality. Sugar skull pillow cases, cat rings, PLUS SIZES, but it's overseas so keep in mind their sizes run smaller. BUT they do carry up to XXXL and that is like an XL or a little bigger for US Juniors. They have everything from home decor to nail art! Have fun!

Just an example of their current cheap prices! I just bought this! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

My Top 5 must have comfort essentials.

We all have our important essentials that we carry with us every day, but what's interesting is how ours differ from each other. For, me these 5 products are essential to keeping my life comfortable on the go.

1. Liners and pads- For those times when that certain something shows up unexpected or expected. U by Kotex light days liners are great for backup and I always keep some kind of liner in my purse. They're so light, It feels like nothing is on, except my comfy panties. Bonus: Out of the ordinary, but since pads are so absorbent, I have been known to soak up spills with them!

2. Tinted lipbalm with SPF-   Sunscreen is a huge part of my anti aging regiment and I don't leave my lips out of that equation.  I always wear lip balm with SPF to keep my lips soft and try to avoid damage from the sun.

3. Soap Sheets- These are such an awesome invention.  I have come across bathrooms without soap before, so I love these. Sometimes you really want to wash your hands  but you can't get to a bathroom, so use a water fountain or water bottle. Whatever gets the job done. You just wet the paper and rub it between your hands. Voila, soap suds. Way better than hand sanitizers, because soap kills a ton more bacteria. I do keep sanitizers for double the protection though. Especially during the Germ crazy months. I get my soap sheets at World Market. The scents are yummy. 

4. Perfume/Deodorant-   I always have back up deodorant and perfume roller. Especially in the summer, when I tend to sweat more. And I can never reapply enough perfume. Certain scents Like Paris Amour from Bath & Body Works, cheer me up. 

5. Gum- Because it's good exercise for the jawline, creates saliva for dry mouth, curves sweet cravings and it lasts longer than mints!

Of course there's more that I carry around in my seemingly Marry Poppins purse, but those are the most important essentials that I must have wherever I am. I feel lost and incomplete without them!

And now I Invite you to add to your comfort arsenal, by grabbing a free sample of U by Kotex light days liners! You can never have too many for backup! 


2 U by Kotex Curves® Liners
2 U by Kotex® Lightdays® Liners

You can also enter this awesome contest brought to you by Kotex. What kind of face do you make when you get that uncomfortable feeling? Share your uncomfy selfie to win some amazing prizes!

To enter the #BringComfyBack Contest, visit and upload your creative pic or gif showcasing your best uncomfy face.

Each month, one lucky winner will receive a $200 Urban Outfitters gift card, a Go Pro Hero 3 white camera, a $100 Sephora gift card and U by Kotex products!!

At the end of the contest, the most creative selfie will be chosen and the winner will receive a trip to L.A. with a girlfriend, an exclusive U by Kotex photo shoot to be their new social star and $2,000 spending cash!!

Remember to be creative with your selfie. They'll be looking for the most original and funny! Good Luck!

Fall into Neutrals with World Market this season.

Summer isn't over quite yet, but I have been feeling the Autumn bug ever since the end of July. I avidly await the cooler air, spicy scents, pumpkin spice everything and new decor for my living space. But let's face it, I started shopping for that a month ago. It's never too early to plan your decor theme.  In the summer, I am all about aquas and pinks, but when fall hits, I love different colors that always fall into the neutral and deep colors palette. So come fall into neutrals with me this season, through my Mood board, using some of my favorite World Market products from their new fall line!

I am in love with the clean lines, airy feel and unique shapes, such as the owl lamp and hexagonal accessories. This fall look has a very boho like charm, from the furry pouf ottoman to the elegant patterned pillows. The furniture is big, warm and inviting. With neutrals, you are left with a blank slate to play with a bunch of colors. I like pops of colors here and there and if you can't tell, i'm big on throw pillows to do that for me. With neutrals you can play around with your palette so much. These throw pillows from the new fall line are gorgeous and their designs pop. Don't be afraid to mix designs and materials. It will give your look dimension and character!

The products seen above: 

3. Patterned Pillows 

9. Solid Pillows:

This mood board was inspired by World Market's Fall line and has not been compensated for, but thoroughly enjoyed. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Preparing for Fall Semester? Sell your books and buy them easy!

Thanks to Campus Book Rentals for sponsoring this discussion. 

It's about that time to be preparing for that place with books and people who like to talk a lot. Oh yeah, school, college. Time to frantically sell the books you have and buy the books you need. Why struggle with this when you have enough to worry about, like getting all the supplies on your list? Pop that hangover pill and let's get started, shall we? 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fillers for wrinkle reduction. Is it worth it?

We all want to stay as youthful as possible by the least invasive measures. Well, surgery really doesn't have to be resorted to a lot of the time.  There are a myriad of ways to stay looking young without cutting your face! One of the best being Juvederm. Read on for more details about this great harmless alternative with real results and why I would do it myself.

About Medical Fillers

One of these precautionary measures is treatment with medical fillers. Medical fillers are regarded as the most sophisticated cosmetic procedure that the current technology and medical science can provide us. Even though the treatment is quite simple (injection of a drug in certain places), medicines such as Juvederm are the revolutionary ingredient. Today, pharmaceutical industry provides us with a solution to almost any ailment. However, most of these solutions have a price: side effects are quite unpredictable. Unlike most other drugs, medical fillers are quite harmless; they can be absorbed by body and they do not pose a long term threat.

The Secret lies in the components.

 The secret lies in components that are used for the drugs. Most of the modern medical fillers use hyaluronic acid as the basic ingredient. This substance is present within the skin and it is important for hydration and creation of skin cells. As long as we have enough hyaluronan, our skin will be able to produce new cells and refresh itself. As we start getting older, body is no longer able to produce adequate amounts of this substance. By using Juvederm, we are able to supplement our natural production of hyaluronic acid and to fill the wrinkles with this substance. It comes in a form of smooth gel and patient will not be able to tell the difference between the filler and his natural skin. Treatment is used for lower parts of the face (such as nasolabial folds, jaw line, mimic wrinkles and corner of the mouths) as well as neck and cleavage area.

Short process and Long lasting results.

According to Doctor Medica team, Juvederm can be potentially dangerous if used on neck and cleavage. This area has numerous blood vessels that can be easily ruptured. This is why you will have to have an experienced medical professional for treatment of these particular areas. Treatment lasts for 15 minutes. In most cases, you won’t even feel the sting because doctors use thin needles for the procedure. Drug will last from 9 to 12 months within the body. After that, you can administer additional shots. Have in mind that each additional shot will prolong expected duration of hyaluronic acid within the body. So, if you are a regular patient, it means that you can even save some money on Juvederm.

Very low risk of side effects

 Side effects usually appear within a week after the treatment. They usually include allergic reactions and various skin irritations. Luckily, severe side effects are very rare.


Given the relatively lower cost compared to surgery, the very low risk of side effects and the convenient use,  I would definitely get juvederm injection here and there when the time comes. Even If i had the money to throw down for cosmetic surgery I probably wouldn't do it for a very long time. The side effects and recovery can be worse than you'd imagine, not to mention how long you'll be out of commission. Having a safe much more affordable way to reduce wrinkles is the way to go.

Thanks to Medica for sponsoring this discussion. on wrinkle reduction.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ring in the new season with jewelry styles that speak volumes.

Recently, I've been perusing different ways to style my outfits with more "bling" I've never been big on chunkier style jewelry, but it's beginning to grow on me, quite literally. Gone are the days of  just thin dainty jewelry. Sure, I still use it and love it, but other options are a must. Variety is a must. I like to show my style in a bigger way. 
One of these ways is through wearing rings and bracelets. These are the center stone of jewelry.  Pun intended. They are in your face, they move with your hand movements. Hand movement shows everyone's personality by far. Hands are what we use to communicate our words every day. They're the busiest parts of our body! 

One of my favorite ways to show off my ring collection is by stacking. Check out this article on how to ring stack. If you've never layered rings before, they have some great ideas mixing chunky with thin styles! 

If I want to be unique, I always go for handmade rings like these. These rings are like wearable art on your fingers! So much depth and style. Gorgeous  swarovski crystal colored gems embedded in silver plated alloy metal. Green and pink are my top favorite colors and combined with silver compliment my fair skin tone well.

The right ring or any jewelry can make a pretty outfit look amazing.

Do you know what looks best on you?  Check out what style of jewelry and coloring best complements your complexion, with this short quiz. 

These stunners are from the jewelry store Unode50. A company that hails from Spain. They have kind of a rustic elegance that is refreshing. Durable, yet beautiful in design. 

Unode50's slogan, "Guilty of being me" speaks volumes. You want to wear things that scream your personality. Otherwise, what's the point? 

When it comes to fashion and you really want to find something different that speaks your name, look outside your normal retailers for unique and handmade jewelry. 

Silver plated rings are my ultimate favorite and unode50 specializes in this. Silver compliments me, but i also just find it prettier in general. I may be the minority!

I love jewelry that makes a statement. That lets my personality literally shine through metal and gems.

Look at some of the other gorgeous jewelry this store carries. They carry everything for both male and female. If you want to show your love for someone, the key to your heart bracelet is really cute and unique. Or what about a charm bracelet to show your personality,holding all your wishes like peace and harmony, in every little charm. 

What kind of jewelry makes your heart pitter patter? 

Source: Images from pixabay and Unode50
Special thanks to Unode50 for sponsoring this article.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Is the new Thrive Market better than Vitacost?

I'm not quite sure yet, but I am seeing AMAZING deals! Less than $2 for Braggs Apple Cider vinegar?? I also notice Thrive Market offers more of a variety than Vitacost. As much as I do love my Vitacost, this may be my new go to for healthy organic foods, cleaning products and beauty!

If you sign up under me now, you'll get $30 when someone else does under you. PLUS, there is a 25% off coupon code right now AND you get FREE Shipping if you spend over $49! 

It's just like, they carry all healthful products, from gluten free food to cruelty free makeup and more! Only most things are insanely cheaper! Which I really didn't think was possible O_o  Here is my link.

Good Luck!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Win a pack of Death by Chocolate K cups!

Death by Chocolate. I  can think of worse ways to go!  How about  not dying and  tasting these Crazy Cups instead?  Enter for your chance to win a pack today! 

Giveaway Sponsored by Crazy Cups

If you love flavored coffee and haven't heard of Crazy Cups you have been missing out! Crazy Cups come in a variety of different flavors and are compatible with Keurig K Cup brewers (other than the Keurig 2.0). Their single serve cups contain 13 grams of coffee in each cup which is 35% more than other brands and all Crazy Cups contain only 100% coffee and flavorings. They are sugar free, gluten free, kosher, nut free, and have no calories! One of the best things about these single serve cups is that they are recyclable! They use cool-peel-recycle technology; once the cup is cooled you peel off the covers, empty the cup, and recycle the cup! Today we are giving away a pack of Death by Chocolate cups from Crazy Cups! These cups are packed with flavor and are chocolate nirvana!

Enter to win a pack of Death by Chocolate Crazy Cups!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Win a set of 40 lb dumbells!

CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbell Set Giveaway {US, ends 6/24}

Daily Deals from a Nerd Mom had a chance to review this set of CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbells (40 Pounds), but here are some quick facts for you! For your chance to win the same set, enter below. 
  • Fully adjustable weights – (4) 6 lb. plates, (4) 2.5 lb. plates
  • Create your own weight combinations!
  • 2 threaded solid dumbbell handles
  • 4 spin lock handles
  • Includes a website on the box for FREE exercise videos!
  • Cast-iron plates with baked enamel finish
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